The evil Hallowe'en book has become a bone of contention.
He loves the book. He can sit for hours playing with it.
As you can imagine, I look for any excuse to take it away. The noise gets so annoying after the second time.
The other morning, I made the mistake of carrying him into the living room so that his mom and dad could get ready for work, and he saw the book on the top of the fireplace mantle.
He put out his hand reaching for it and whining.
I said, "No, you can't have the book this morning."
He whined and cried some more.
Me: "Nope, no book."
Baby: "Ya b'!"
His mom: "Did he just say 'Yeah book!'?"
Me: "Yeah, I think so. ... No baby, no book."
Baby: "Ya bo'!"
Today's lesson: To get a child to use his words, just deny them something they really want. Plus you get to see that super cute "determined baby" look on their face!